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  1. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
    How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
  2. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  3. Cover crop
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A cover crop is a crop planted primarily to manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife in an agroecosystem (Lu et al. 2000), an ecological system managed and largely shaped by humans across a range of intensities to produce food, feed, or fiber. Currently, not many countries are known for using the cover crop method.
  4. Crop rotation
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons. It also helps in reducing soil erosion and increases soil fertility and crop yield.
  5. Farming and Food
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  6. French farmers will have to pay to use their own seeds
    'Compulsory voluntary contribution' to seed companies extended to 20 more types of crops, and use of saved seeds for other crops banned

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    French government to begin cracking down on enforcing plant breeders' rights -- farmers will have to pay to use farm-saved seed.
  7. Marx as a Food Theorist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
  8. Organic Trade Association in Canada opposes introduction of genetically engineered alfalfa
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has registered strong opposition to federal permission to allow production of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa in Canada.â#oAlfalfa is a perfect crop for Canadian organic agriculture..."
  9. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  10. Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Agricultural sustainability consists of long-term productivity, not short-term increase of yield. Ecological agriculture, which seeks to understand and apply ecological principles to farm ecosystems, is the future of modern agriculture.
  11. Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing has changed the face of agriculture. Now we are left to decide if it was a good thing, this world changing shift in crop production brought about by GM crops.

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